Solitary Wasps

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Solitary Wasps
A large majority of wasps fall into the category of being solitary wasps meaning they live alone. Digger wasps and sand wasps are among some of the different kinds of solitary wasps. Both of these solitary wasps create their nests under ground and store their eggs and food for their young there. All female solitary wasps are fertile and lay their eggs inside or near a paralysed insect that will become the larvae's food or they lay their eggs in the leaves or steams of a plant. The paralysed insect can be anything from a caterpillar to a spider witch the female solitary wasp will have captured. The paralysed prey is taken to the solitary wasps nest and depending on the type of wasp, the nest may be made from mud or a hole may be dug by the wasp.

Once the eggs hatch, the larvae use the paralysed insect or the plant as food. Some solitary wasp females guard their nest wear others abandon them. Male solitary wasps may survive summer and die when winter arrives, most male solitary wasps die shortly after mating. Solitary wasps owe their survival to their pupae surviving winter until the following summer.

Did You Know?
Did you know the following facts about wasps - hornets?

  • Fact One - Wasps are not bees.
  • Fact Two - Wasps can create a nest out of wood or mud where bees make their nests from honey.
  • Fact Three - Wasps are most aggressive from August to October.
  • Fact Four - They eat insects, food and rubbish.
  • Fact Five - Wasps become inactive at night.
  • Fact Six - They are normally found in their nest.
  • Fact Seven - They are very sensitive to light.
  • Fact Eight - They eat caterpillars.
  • Fact Nine - Male wasps don't have a stinger.
  • Fact Ten - Females have the stinger and it is also their sex organ.
  • Fact Eleven - Females protect the nest.
  • Fact Twelve - Not all female wasps are fertile.

Different Types of Wasps - Hornets
There are many different types of wasps - hornets which can be found in every region of the world. The following articles details facts and information about many different types of wasps - hornets. There are also facts and information about the size of the different types of wasps - hornets, the habitat in which they live and an indication of how long they live. Everything you wanted to know about wasps - hornets, facts and info for kids, children and their teachers and for everyone interested in the facts about wasps - hornets.

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